Sometimes you need to be reminded of how beautiful you are.
Your flaws are easy to see and your progress even harder to show, but don’t worry. You are your own worst critic when it comes to your imperfections.
Stand tall, dear Farmhouse. You are growing older by the day but you are as sturdy as strong. They don’t make many houses like you these days. You were built with endurance in mind…handcrafted by an artist that put much thought into how to help you withstand time. Like a fine wine, you only age beautifully.
You are not defined by your lack of shiplap and white cabinets. You are all the best parts of you that make you unique to the world.
You are the walls that have sobbed and laughed with all the faces that walk by you.
You are the floors that have held the weight of many who felt like they couldn’t hold themselves together.
You are the front door that welcomes everyone to feel like they’re right at home.
You are the sunset that kisses your rooftop goodnight.
That pine tree standing even taller than you is a daily reminder that your broken window in the back is a much smaller problem than what most have to face in this world. There are homes in many states and countries crumbling under the damaging weather, fires, and floods. But not you. You have withstood throughout it all.
Don’t be afraid to strive for better…for greatness. It’s okay to aim for your highest potential. One day, your walls will match. Your furniture will compliment your smile. You will proudly wear your curtains as they hug you and you will never doubt yourself or your purpose here.
And as you wonder in these middle days of figuring it all out, I hope you know how loved you are. You are never forgotten or set aside.
Think of how proud your builder would be today that you made it this far.
I imagine they were completely satisfied when they laid down their hammer for the last time and looked up at you through the sweat and blood.
My letter to my Farmhouse.
My letter to me.
“For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses- as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.” Hebrews 3: 3-6